Sunday, June 29, 2008

Here is my block, assembled and the parts all stitched down in place. It is a 24"x24" logcabin. Two identicle blocks shaded from lightest in center to darkest outside in complimentary colors woven together to make one block. I used all hand dyed (by me) fabrics.

It is as yet unquilted as I can't seem to make up my mind what to do? I would truly appreciate some suggestions!

I will post another picture when finished :-)



Joni said...

Cherie, I really like your interpretation of this challenge. When I enlarged the photo I could see the seam lines and recognized the log cabin out of altered nine patches. I was wondering how you got all those trapazoids to line up! Quite and amazing feat! Nice job. Joni

Cherie in Del Mar said...

Thanks Joni. These are not altered nine patches though...rather, the two log cabin blocks (one greens the other purples) are wonky, vertically- purple, horizontally. They are then placed one on top of the other and woven together into one fabric. A ton of fun to do!

Joni said...

That is so cool, I'm going to have to give it a try. The effect is fantastic. Joni

Carole said...

Cherie, this is so pretty! All I see tho' are nine patches, I can't figure out the logs at all.
Either way, the piece is very nice, the fabrics are delicious... well done, and your own hand!! A multi-talented lady here!!

As for quilting, something all over so as not to detract [or waste the quilting design] from the delight of the top itself. It could be another one that would benefit from quilting from the back.
A nice floral...with fairly large flowers that you could free motion quilt around and make flow would be really pretty on this.

Looking forward to seeing it when it is completed.
Well done!

Anonymous said...

The construction of this is really interesting and what a spectacular result! Your hand dyed fabrics are lovely.
Penny Irwin

Cynthia Ann Morgan said...

Hi Cheri, it took me awhile to figure it out...but I think I did. You made a green monochromatic log cabin, and an identical one in shades of violet. Then sliced them stacked together into wavy strips. Then you wove them together with green as the warp and violet the weft. Very clever!

The result does look like a wonky nine patch, but with a twist of the value variations and the secondary lines created by the original log cabin piecing.

Some quilting ideas - to emphasize the squarish shapes, quilt each patch with a square spiral. to make it more dimensional, quilt the dark squares heavily to push them back and leave the green squares unquilted. to emphasize the diagonal lines, quilt some loose wavy lines with purple thread through the purple squares corner to corner and then same with green thread throught the green squares.

Great piece, Cheri!

Katieinnebraska said...

This is a fascinating quilt. I've studied it and studied it and I think I finally understand what you did. You should teach a class in this - it's so cool!

Cherie in Del Mar said...

Thanks to all who have commented!
Katie, I wish I could take credit for this technique, but it is from "Simply Stunning Woven Quilts" by Anna Faustino. I highly recommend this is so much fun to do!

Cynthia, I wish I had waited for your suggestions for quilting, but alas I forged ahead, and now I'm not happy with the results...:-(
My idea was to do interlocking wonky 'squared' rings. I designed it and stitched it through the paper using lilac holographic thread. It is way to busy and complicated to be able to see the design on that bright wonky fabric. I've been trying to come up with some way to define each separate ring, but with all the color changes, I'm at a loss...any ideas?